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Motorcycle-Compatible LAN setup

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Today I decided my laptop is just not getting it done for LAN performance wise. I was trying to play strategy games with a friend today and I just couldn't handle the 8fps anymore tongue.gif

I decided I was going to build a LAN box. I went into the garage and started digging around the pile of computer parts to see what I could come up with. I needed something that could fit into a backpack because, after blowing up two cars, my only motorized vehicle is a small dual-sport XR250R. I grabbed this decent looking HP mini-ITX box that I had laying around. It had a fried motherboard and a working powersupply in it. I thought that it would be perfect because of its super small size... until I went online and looked at the price of decent ITX motherboards.doh.gif

I planned on blowing all my money away on a new camshaft for my other motorcycle (MX bike), so I thought I'd just hold off on the LAN box idea until I fixed some more computers frown.gif

Then it came to me... devil-smiley-019.gif

I went back out to the garage and picked up the first micro-atx case that I tripped on lachen.gif It was an old HP comp that ended up being not worth repairing so the person just let me keep it.
It's one like this: http://www.epinions.com/HP_Pavillion_750N_P4_1_6GHz___80GB___512MB___CD_RW___DVD___WinXP___Desktop__Desktops_P6319A_II

I got out the grinder and hand drill and started killing off all the rivets on the case until I got it into all the pieces I could. I just trashed all the plastics and anything that wasn't completely necessary biggrin.gif

Once I had it into pieces I just got out some decent hardware and started laying it out to see how I could get it packed as densely as possible.
It ended up like this:
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My mouse fits right into the hard drive bay under the hard drive. All cables and the screws that I need to put the case together fit right into a small zip-lock bag. The powersupply and DVD drive just stay mounted into their part of the case with the cables tucked underneath the DVD drive. The motherboard just stays attached to the tray with the CPU, heatsink, and RAM still on there. I did have to downgrade back to a low-profile stock AMD heatsink, but that's fine. I don't need uber overclocking on this one anyway tongue.gif. The GT430 and wifi card fit nicely right back into the GT430 original box.
It all fit into the backpack nicely without any cramming... except the keyboard biggrin.gif but a zip-tie will keep it secure
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That's not even a large backpack either. That's the small little sucker that I carry my binder in at school.

The main shell of the computer fit right onto the rear of the seat on my bike. It is secured with bailing wire. Carrying passengers like this will result in damage to their buttocks.
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Now I'm packing way more power than my laptop and I didn't even spend a dime biggrin.gif:D:D:D:D:D
I can't carry a monitor... well I could fit one right under the shell of the case or maybe behind my headlight/front number plate, but I really don't even need to carry one because my friends will always have an extra at their house.

Man, I'm on a roll. Just last week I fit a CRF230F into a car/van crossover... NOT an easy task with the small rear hatch opening. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuNst2yKRS0[/ame]
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As a fellow motorcycle rider I commend you on this project thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Draygonn;13916216 
As a fellow motorcycle rider I commend you on this project thumb.gif

Thanks. Motorcycles FTW!biggrin.gif
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rofl thats pure win right there man pure win
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